People usually hope that their work environments are peaceful and conducive to growth and advancement. Unfortunately, there may be some properties at work within the workplace that infringe upon an employee's rights.
One fundamental tenant of this country's anti-discrimination laws is that an employee, whether in Rhode Island or elsewhere, has to feel free to report cases of discrimination when they see them. If they are afraid that doing so will cost them their jobs, then it is unlikely that discrimination will ever actually get reported or acted upon.
Employees in Rhode Island might be confused about the concepts of severance pay versus separation pay or may think that they are one and the same.
Previous posts on this blog have explained how many employers in Rhode Island have to provide an unpaid leave for employees who are dealing with their own health condition or that of certain family members. This is pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, and it also applies to other situations.
As this blog has reported previously, a worker in Rhode Island has the right, under federal law, to take unpaid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, provided he or she satisfies certain conditions.